Module code: ENG0007

Module Overview

A foundation level mathematics module which builds on ENG0011 Mathematics A and is designed to reinforce and broaden A-Level Calculus, Vectors and Matrices and Complex Numbers. Students are prepared for the more advanced Mathematical concepts and problem solving scenarios in the first year of their Engineering or Physical Sciences degree.

Module provider

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 3

JACs code:

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

ENG0011 Mathematics A (pre-requisite)

Module content

Indicative content includes:
• Matrices
• Vectors
• Differentiation
• Integration
• Curve sketching
• Complex numbers
• Partial differentiation

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Coursework Assignment 20
School-timetabled exam/test In-semester assessment(s) (2 elements) 20
Examination Written Examination (2 hours) 60

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of mathematical concepts and rules, and to show their skills in solving a variety of problems, in different contexts, using appropriately selected techniques. The in-semester assessment(s) may include short written test(s).

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
• Written Examination 2 hours [all learning outcomes covered] 60%
• Coursework assignment [all learning outcomes covered] 20%
• In-class tests 2 x1 hour [all learning outcomes covered] 20% (2x10%)

Formative assessment
Formative ‘assessment’ is ongoing throughout the semester through work on tutorial questions.

Formative feedback is provided orally on a one-to-one basis and to the whole group in tutorial/problems classes, and through issuing fully worked solutions to tutorial problems via SurreyLearn following the class.

Module aims

  • This module aims to review and consolidate students' knowledge of A-level Calculus, Vectors and Matrices and Complex Numbers. More advanced problem solving scenarios will be introduced, and the students will begin to devlop some higher level thinking skills.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Solve a variety of problems requiring the use of calculus CKPT
002 Construct and manipulate a variety of Mathematical expressions CKPT
003 Recognise when to apply an appropriate rule or method CKPT
004 Apply a problem solving strategy, which may require the application of multiple Mathematical concepts CKPT
005 Solve Simple Engineering and Physical Science problems using known procedures in different contexts CKPT
006 Interpret the geometrical or physical meaning of the solution to a problem CKPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 106

Lecture Hours: 22

Tutorial Hours: 22

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to familiarise students with mathematical concepts and techniques, supported by extensive use of examples and applications; students are engaged in the solution of problems and application of techniques in tutorials/problems classes.

The learning and teaching methods include:
• Lectures (2 hrs/week, for 11 weeks) to revise prior learning and bring students from varying backgrounds to a common level of knowledge, and to introduce new concepts and techniques and provide illustrative examples and applications.
• Guided self-study to cover certain topics, in order to develop students’ independent learning skills.
• Problem sheets of examples for technique selection and skills development.
• Tutorials/problems classes (2 hrs/week for 11 weeks) for the development of skills in selecting and applying appropriate techniques, using problems sheets; assistance is given both at individual level, and for the group on common areas of difficulty
• In-semester assessments (may include short written tests)
• End of semester examination

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for DUMMY MATHEMATICS B : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/eng0007

Other information


Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.